Reading Is My Window

Reading Is My Window
Author: Megan Sweeney
Pages: 352
ISBN: 080789835X
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Release: 2010-02-15
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on extensive interviews with ninety-four women prisoners, Megan Sweeney examines how incarcerated women use available reading materials to come to terms with their pasts, negotiate their present experiences, and reach toward different futures. Foregrounding the voices of African American women, Sweeney analyzes how prisoners read three popular genres: narratives of victimization, urban crime fiction, and self-help books. She outlines the history of reading and education in U.S. prisons, highlighting how the increasing dehumanization of prisoners has resulted in diminished prison libraries and restricted opportunities for reading. Although penal officials have sometimes endorsed reading as a means to control prisoners, Sweeney illuminates the resourceful ways in which prisoners educate and empower themselves through reading. Given the scarcity of counseling and education in prisons, women use books to make meaning from their experiences, to gain guidance and support, to experiment with new ways of being, and to maintain connections with the world.

Reading is My Window

Reading is My Window
Author: Megan Sweeney
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9780807833520
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on extensive interviews with ninety-four women prisoners, Megan Sweeney examines how incarcerated women use available reading materials to come to terms with their pasts, negotiate their present experiences, and reach toward different futures.

The Star Outside my Window

The Star Outside my Window
Author: Onjali Q. Rauf
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781510105140
Available:
Release: 2019-10-03
Editor: Orion Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind...' Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars. So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too -- an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood... Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence, and celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from Onjali Rauf, the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.

From My Window

From My Window
Author: Department of Global Communications
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9789210051347
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Release: 2020-06-15
Editor: United Nations
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written from the perspective of children who observe the world through their windows, this book for young readers looks at the lives of housebound children during the coronavirus pandemic. Inspired by true events and people from around the world, From My Window shows children that we all have the same fears, and that we can overcome them by being creative and empathetic, and by staying positive and healthy. We will face other challenging situations in the future, and this book shows us that there are opportunities every day to love, learn, create and connect, no matter the circumstances.

Outside My Window Disney Tangled

Outside My Window  Disney Tangled
Author: Melissa Lagonegro
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780385389020
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Release: 2013-11-27
Editor: RH/Disney
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the kingdom's most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider hides in a mysterious tower, the last thing he expects to find is Rapunzel, a spirited teen with an unlikely superpower—70 feet of magical golden hair! Together, the unlikely duo sets off on a fantastic journey filled with surprising heroes, laughter and suspense.With super simple text and full-color illustrations, this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader is based on Disney's swashbuckling, computer-animated comedy, Disney Tangled!

I Looked Thru the Window

I Looked Thru the Window
Author: Griffiths,Michaela Morgan
Pages: 24
ISBN: 0435903926
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Release: 2005-06
Editor: Heinemann
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Give your young children the best start to learning English with Jamboree Storytime's interactive, play-based approach! One of ten beautifully illustrated Readers in the Jamboree Storytime series - the storybooks provide engaging and lively stories in authentic English with strong visual support. Jamboree Storytime is an exciting new series designed to introduce the English language to children aged 3-5. It nurtures and extends their developing awareness of stories and integrates this with language learning, through songs, rhymes, puppets and play-based activities. The series has been specifically developed to encourage a love of stories and reading in young children, and to begin to introduce the English language in an accessible and enjoyable way.

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window
Author: A. J. Finn
Pages: 447
ISBN: 0008234183
Available:
Release: 2018-11-29
Editor: HarperCollins publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD!'Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing' Gillian Flynn'One of those rare books that really is unputdownable' Stephen King'Twisted to the power of max' Val McDermid'A dark, twisty confection' Ruth Ware What did she see? It's been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family, they are an echo of the life that was once hers. But one evening, a scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something horrifying. Now she must uncover the truth about what really happened. But if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?

From My Window

From My Window
Author: Otávio Júnior,Beatriz C. Dias
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1782859772
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boy describes the building, people, weather, games, and activities he can observe from his window in a favela, a neighborhood in Rio de Janiero. Includes notes about favelas and the author's experiences growing up in one.

Reading Faces

Reading Faces
Author: Leslie Zebrowitz
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9780429972812
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Release: 2018-02-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do we read character in faces? What information do faces actually provide? Why do we associate certain facial qualities with particular character traits? What are the social and psychological consequences of reading character in faces? Zebrowitz unmasks the face and provides the first systematic, scientific account of our tendency to judge people by their appearance. Offering an in-depth analysis of two appearance qualities that influence our impressions of others, babyfaceness" and attractiveness",and an account of these impressions, Zebrowitz has written an accessible and valuable book for professionals and general readers alike.The assumption that people's faces provide a window to their inner nature has a long and distinguished history, eloquently expressed in the works of ancient philosophers, like Aristotle, and great writers, like Shakespeare. Zebrowitz examines this assumption, focusing on four central points. She shows that facial appearance, particularly babyfaceness and attractiveness, has a strong impact on how we perceive an individual's character traits and on social outcomes in the workplace, in the criminal justice system, and in other settings. She proposes that facial stereotypes derive from evolutionarily adaptive reactions to useful information that faces can provide. She assesses the accuracy of facial stereotypes in light of plausible links between appearance and character. Finally, Zebrowitz suggests ways to counteract the consequences of reading faces.

The Story Within Us

The Story Within Us
Author: Megan Sweeney
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780252094255
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Release: 2012-09-15
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Story Within Us: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading features in-depth, oral interviews with eleven incarcerated women, each of whom offers a narrative of her life and her reading experiences within prison walls. The women share powerful stories about their complex and diverse efforts to negotiate difficult relationships, exercise agency in restrictive circumstances, and find meaning and beauty in the midst of pain. Their shared emphases on abuse, poverty, addiction, and mental illness illuminate the pathways that lead many women to prison and suggest possibilities for addressing the profound social problems that fuel crime. Framing the narratives within an analytic introduction and reflective afterword, Megan Sweeney highlights the crucial intellectual work that the incarcerated women perform despite myriad restrictions on reading and education in U.S. prisons. These women use the limited reading materials available to them as sources of guidance and support and as tools for self-reflection and self-education. Through their creative engagements with books, the women learn to reframe their own life stories, situate their experiences in relation to broader social patterns, deepen their understanding of others, experiment with new ways of being, and maintain a sense of connection with their fellow citizens on both sides of the prison fence.

AHAE

AHAE
Author: Henri Loyrette
Pages: 191
ISBN: 1614280711
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Editions Assouline
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Korean inventor, entrepreneur, and artist Ahae took one million photographs over a two-year period, through one window in his house in South Korea. The result is a vast body of work of profound intimacy and infinite richness, capturing the subtle changes of the natural environment through the circle of the seasons. Featuring poetic texts by the photographer, and a foreword by the director of the Louvre, which will host an exhibition of selected images from this astonishing series. Photographs by Ahae, foreword by Henri Loyrette.

Opening A Window To The Soul

Opening A Window To The Soul
Author: Daeryl Holzer
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781419688409
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Release: 2008-06-24
Editor: SoulShift Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A profound and in-depth dialog of Spirit-guided insights describing the nature of the soul essence and presenting imaginative, practical tools to transform human dramas.Addressing commonly asked questions, Opening a Window to the Soul presents a unique way to understand how the world operates, heal painful emotions, get along with difficult people, and clear unhealthy patterns. With potent examples from the authorâs personal journey as well as client sessions, the messages are compassionate, enlightening and universally applicable.Topics include: the nature of the soul essence; whatâs between lives; soul memories, emotions, ego, and creative thought as aspects of the âEarth Suit;â how past life experiences impact present time; the soul family as relating to childhood and karmic agreements; love relationships and soul mates; working with the Spirit team (soul family guides) and soul purpose.

Window Seat Europe

Window Seat  Europe
Author: Gregory Dicum
Pages: 175
ISBN: 0811851516
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Release: 2006-08-24
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Flying on the wing of the North American edition's success, this book decodesthe sights to be seen on any flight across Europe. 67 color aerial photos. 18line drawings. Fold-out map.

PM Ruby Set a There s a Ship Outside My Window X6

PM Ruby   Set a There s a Ship Outside My Window  X6
Author: Mike Lefroy,Mike Lefroy Staff
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0174203470
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Release: 2001-09-01
Editor: Nelson Thornes
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original Book Banded reading scheme for 4 - 11 year olds. Used extensively throughout the UK for Wave 3 reading intervention programmes such as Reading Recovery, Catch Up, Better Reading and more.

Outside My Window

Outside My Window
Author: Linda Ashman
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0802854656
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Eerdmans Books For Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Children from all over the world describe what they see when they look outside their windows"--

The Yellow Wall Paper

The Yellow Wall Paper
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780141397436
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Release: 2015-02-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.' Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing to do. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). Gilman's work is available in Penguin Classics in The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland and Selected Writings.

The Star Outside My Window

The Star Outside My Window
Author: Onjali Q. Rauf
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1510105158
Available:
Release: 2019-10-03
Editor: Orion Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind...' Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars. So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too -- an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood... Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence, and celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from Onjali Rauf, the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.

Window to the Stars

Window to the Stars
Author: Tuck Perrelli
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781441463166
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Release: 2009-01-30
Editor: Tuck Perrelli
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The life of a seemingly ordinary man is turned upside down by the events that transpire after a freak accident. He happens across a device of unknown origin that possesses abilities that endow the owner to defy the laws of nature, and the known universe. Part one of a series that follows the dramatic challenges in the main character's belief system about the universe, humanity's origins and nearly every aspect of normality. This story promises to entertain you with a blend of sci-fi, action and drama, romance and comedy, and a little spirituality and metaphysics to boot. The action is heart thumping and the drama is engrossing.

I Am Human

I Am Human
Author: Susan Verde
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781683353720
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I am human I am a work in progress Striving to be the best version of ME From the picture book dream team behind I Am Yoga and I Am Peace comes the third book in their wellness series: I Am Human. A hopeful meditation on all the great (and challenging) parts of being human, I Am Human shows that it’s okay to make mistakes while also emphasizing the power of good choices by offering a kind word or smile or by saying “I’m sorry.” At its heart, this picture book is a celebration of empathy and compassion that lifts up the flawed fullness of humanity and encourages children to see themselves as part of one big imperfect family—millions strong.

The Normal Course in Reading

The Normal Course in Reading
Author: Emma J. Todd,W. B. Powell
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105049209260
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Release: 1896
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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